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Our Mission

The mission of Heritage Oak School is to serve Christian families and their children by discipling passionate hearts and strong minds to be ALL for Christ; to:

Adore Jesus first and foremost by honoring Him and nurturing a Godly character
Learn to know God’s Word and His Creation, growing in knowledge and wisdom while thinking clearly with discernment
Love Jesus by serving others and influencing the world with the gospel

Statement of Doctrine

We recognize and believe in the authority of the Bible as the Word of God.  We do not recognize creeds issued by man as authoritative and binding, but we do offer in humility and sincerity the following statement of doctrine:

1. The Scriptures. The Old and New Testaments are the divinely inspired Word of God and infallible and inerrant in their original writings. They are perfect and complete, the only written Revelation of God to man and authoritative in all matters. II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Galatians 1:11-12; II Peter 1:10-12; Luke 24:44.

2. There is only one living and true God who as Creator of the universe eternally exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1-2,26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:6.

          God the Father. He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. He reveals Himself as a merciful and loving Father                    seeking fellowship with mankind. John 5:19-26; II Corinthians 6:18; Revelation 21:3.

          God the Son. He is revealed as Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God; born of a virgin, He is both God and man sent            to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10; John 1:1-2,14,18; 3:16; Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:18-21.

          God the Holy Spirit. He is sent forth from the Father to indwell the saints, to be their counselor and comforter, to                        empower them for service, and to seal them to Himself. His work is to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of                judgement. He bestows spiritual gifts upon the believers for perfecting of the saints. John 16:5-16; Acts 1:8, Ephesians                  1:13-14; 4:7-14

3. Man was created in the image of God without sin. He voluntarily fell from his sinless state and sin has been passed on to all of mankind alienating all from God resulting in physical and spiritual death. Genesis 1:27; 2:7; 3:1-19; Psalm 14:1-3; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 6:23; Revelation 20:11-15.

4. Because mankind is hopelessly lost, we are in need of a Savior. Salvation has been provided through substitutionary death of Jesus upon the cross. Through the shedding of His blood we have the forgiveness of sin. Salvation is a gift entirely by the grace of God. Through repentance and faith in His death and resurrection, we have a living hope and through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.  Please Note: Salvation comes by grace alone, through faith alone, on the merits of Christ alone, and not through the merit or works of man. The grace that saves does not come through acts of obedience or church sacraments. I Peter 1:3-5; I John 1:7-9; 5:10-13; Hebrews 10:5-25; Revelation 1:5-6; 5:9-10.

5. Christ’s Church is composed of all born‐again believers in Him.  Matthew 16:15‐19; Ephesians 4:1‐16; Colossians 1:24‐27. This local church is that body of believers who are voluntarily united together for: 

     a. Worshiping God.  John 4:23‐24; Hebrews 10:25.

     b. Ministering to the saints.  Galatians 6:2; John 13:14; I Peter 4:10.

     c. Evangelizing and discipling.  John 21:15‐17; I Corinthians 11:23‐25; Acts 1:8.

     d. Keeping the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Matthew 28:18‐20; I Corinthians 11:24‐26.

     e. We believe in, and practice, baptizing believers by immersion. Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 8:38-39.

6. At the close of this age, all of mankind will be judged. The believers will be rewarded for their acts of righteousness and the unbelievers will be judged for their deeds and unbelief.  Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.  (Hebrews 9:28) Daniel 12:1-3; I Corinthians 3:9-17; Revelation 20:11-21:8.

7. Marriage is an ordinance of the Church that has been established and instituted by God from the dawn of the human race, as described in the early chapters of Genesis. It has been codified in the Mosaic Law, and the Old Testament prophets compared it to the relationship between God and His people.           

Jesus Christ our Lord explained the original intention and core elements of marriage. When quoting the writings of Moses, Christ reminded us that “a man shall leave his father and his mother, and cleave unto his wife, that the two shall become one flesh”. Matt. 19:5; Mark 10:7.

The Apostles give explicit instructions on this union, teaching that marriage is a typology of Christ and His Bride, the Church. As such, the Church views marriage as a profound spiritual institution established by God. In as much as Christians join in a union as man and wife, it is both

  1. an act of obedience to God.
  2. an act of worship

In accordance with the Holy Scripture, Country Oaks Baptist Church defines “marriage” as the exclusive union of one biological man and one biological woman in which such a union is a lifetime commitment, as described in the Scriptures. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by this Church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of “marriage” found in these By-Laws and Statement of Doctrine. Genesis 1:27; 2:18-24; Malachi 2:13-16; Matthew 19:3-12; I Corinthians 7:1-40; Ephesians 5:21-33; I Peter 3:1-7.

8. Human Sexuality – Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage as described in Holy Scriptures. Hence, sexual activity outside of marriage (referred to in the New Testament as “porneia” in Greek) including, but not limited to adultery, premarital sex (fornication), homosexuality, and pedophilia are inconsistent with the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious conduct, transgender behavior, and the creation, distribution, and/or viewing of pornography are incompatible with the Biblical witness and the teachings of the Church. Exodus 22:16-19; I Corinthians 6:9-11 and 15-20; 7:1-12; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19; 5:1-7; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 1:13-16; 4:1-5.

9. Affirmation – Every pastor, elder, member, ministry leader or worker, volunteer, or employee shall affirm the Country Oaks Baptist Church Statement of Doctrine, and shall conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent therewith.

*The statement of doctrine adopted by Heritage Oak School is that of the Southern Baptist Convention and is printed in our other manuals, including the staff manual and parent handbook. It is intentionally Protestant in nature and is considered central to Christian denominations. As written here, and in our other documents, this Statement of Doctrine is accepted as policy by the School Board.

*As a member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools, Heritage Oak School also subscribes to the ACCS Statement of Faith which is not in conflict with ours. 


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Heritage Oak School

20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561

(661) 823-0885

HOS has a non-discriminatory policy. We welcome students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin to administration of our education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan program, athletic and other school-administered programs.